Boston, Mass., Aug 6, 2013 / 01:07 am
Monsignor Arthur M. Coyle of the Archdiocese of Boston is on "voluntary administrative leave" following his Aug. 4 arrest for allegedly hiring a prostitute.
"Monsignor Arthur M. Coyle has taken a voluntary administrative leave from his assignment, as a result of his arrest on charges related to sexual misconduct involving an adult," the Boston archdiocese stated Aug. 5.
"While on administrative leave, Msgr. Coyle is prohibited from performing any public ministry."
Msgr. Coyle, who is 62 and was ordained in 1977, was allegedly found with a prostitute in his vehicle while parked in a cemetery in Lowell, a city located about 30 miles northwest of Boston.